Ashe, Robert Hoadly, Dd

Ashe, Robert Hoadly, D.D.

an English divine was born about 1751, and was educated at Pembroke College, Oxford. In 1775 he was presented to the perpetual curacy of Crewkerne-cum-Misterton, Somerset,' which he held till his death, May 3, 1826. He published, for the benefit of an ingenious pupil, some Poetical Translations from Various Authors, by Master John Browne, of Crewkerne, a Boy of Twelve Years (1797, 4to):-also A Letter- to the Rev. John Milner, D.D., F.S.A., Author of the Civil and Ecclesiastical History of Winchester; Occasioned by his False and Illiberal Aspersions on the Memory and Writings of Dr. Benjamin Hoadly, formerly Bishop of Winchester. See the (Lond.) Annual Register,-1826, p. 249. Asher (the city of Manasseh). Lieut. Conder (Tent Work, ii, 334) and Tristram (Bible Places, p. 196) identify this with Asirah or Asireh, which is laid down on the Ordnance Map under the name Teiasir, one and three fourth miles north-east of Tubas (Thebez), as a village in a valley (995 feet above the sea), with ancient cisterns, tombs, milestones, and wine-presses adjacent; being the same place indicated by Van de Velde (Memoir, p. 289) and Porter (Handbook, p. 348).

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